Doncaster Records go online

Doncaster Records go onlineOh to have genealogy interests in the Doncaster region !!

FindMyPast has added a plethora of records for this area in the West Riding of Yorkshire. These records are transcripts and so may not give all the information that the original records hold, however they are a great resource for family history. Always check with the original records if at all possible and note that whilst the press release says they are records covering 1537 – 1986 this won’t apply to all the parishes.

Also included in this release are burial records including plot references for the Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

The records have been provided by the Doncaster Family History Society.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Below is a table of the parishes covered. 

Parish Baptisms Burials
ADLINGFLEET ALL SAINTS yes yes
ADWICK-LE-STREET yes
AIRMYN ST DAVID yes yes
ARDSLEY yes
ARKSEY ALL SAINTS WITH BENTLEY yes yes
ASKERN yes
AUCKLEY yes
AUSTERFIELD ST HELENA yes yes
BALBY ST JOHN yes yes
BARNBURGH ST PETER’S yes yes
BARNBY DUN ST PETER & ST PAUL yes yes
BAWTRY yes
BOLTON ON DEARNE yes
BRAITHWELL ST JAMES yes yes
BRAMPTON BIERLOW CHRIST CHURCH yes yes
BRODSWORTH yes
BURGHWALLIS yes
CAMPSALL yes
CANTLEY ST WILFRID yes yes
CONISBOROUGH yes
COWICK yes
DARFIELD yes
DENABY yes
DONCASTER CHRIST CHURCH yes
EASTOFT yes
FISHLAKE ST CUTHBERT yes yes
FRICKLEY yes
GOOLE ST JOHN yes yes
GOOLE SNAITH CHAPELS yes
HATFIELD ST LAWRENCE yes
HENSALL CUM HECK ST PAUL yes yes
HICKLETON yes
HIGH MELTON yes
HOOK ST MAR yes yes
HOOTON PAGNELL yes
KILNHURST yes
LOVERSALL yes
MARR ST HELEN yes yes
MEXBOROUGH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
MOSS yes
OLD EDLINGTON yes
OWSTON ALL SAINTS yes yes
POLLINGTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
RAWCLIFFE ST JAMES yes yes
ROSSINGTON yes
SKELBROOKE yes
SNAITH ST LAWRENCE yes yes
SPROTBOROUGH yes
STAINTON yes
STAINFORTH ST MARY yes
SWINEFLEET yes
SWINTON yes
SYKEHOUSE HOLY TRINITY yes
THURNSCOE ST HELEN yes yes
WADWORTH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
WARMSWORTH yes
WATH yes
WENTWORTH yes
WHITGIFT yes
WOODLANDS ALL SAINTS yes

All Cheshire Parish Registers online within reasonable time period

All Cheshire Parish Registers online within reasonable time period

The Guild of One Name Studies has just twittered that “The Cheshire Parish Register Project hopes to make all Cheshire PRs available “in a reasonable period of time”.  This project has been around for a while with a dedicated band of volunteers working away at transcribing the registers. The project is run by Dr Colin Phillips, Dr Bernard Diaz and Jonathan Pepler, the late Dr Paul Hair was instrumental in the setting up of the project.

So good news for those with Cheshire ancestors, especially those who live outside the British Isles. Although not complete the website has a search facility so it is very worthwhile to check to see if “your parish” has been transcribed. Do read the Overview and Progress pages as they give a understanding of which parishes have been started and how far the transcription has been completed.

http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/

Bromfield, Claverley, Westbury, Shropshire parish transcripts

Bromfield, Claverley, Westbury, Shropshire parish transcriptsAs often happens when browsing the internet and the Ancestry Card catalogue in particular I came across something I wasn’t looking for !! Having found these transcripts I thought it would be useful to some Shropshire genealogists out there somewhere to know that this un-indexed set of parish register transcripts for Bromfield, Claverley and Westbury are available online.

As I said above these are transcripts of the originals registers and they aren’t indexed onto the main Ancestry search engine so a search under surname won’t bring them up. The transcripts are for the following time periods -

  • Bromfield 1559 – 1812
  • Claverley 1568 – 1837
  • Westbury 1638 – 1812

The transcripts were made by the Shropshire Bromfield, Claverley, Westbury, Shropshire parish transcriptsParish Register Society some years ago and although the books have been well used the transcriptions are very clear. The introduction giving information and background to the parish is well worth spending the time reading. At the end of each volume there is a place name and a surname index.

A bonus for those with family history in Shropshire. I’d better go and try and find the records I was looking for before I stumbled across these transcripts!

Image – St Mary the Virgin, Bromfield, near to Bromfield, Shropshire, Great Britain. Originally a Benedictine Priory church, dating from 1155, with 13th and 16th century additions and restored in 1890. The copyright on this image is owned by Ian Capper and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

 

St Dunstan, Stepney records now online

St Dunstan, Stepney records now online

For the last few days Ancestry has been saying that they will be putting up a new set of records on the 24 October so I expected that FindMyPast would do the same ….. and I was right!!

St Dunstan, Stepney baptisms has been added to the Dockland’s Collection at FindMyPast. The additions 20,000+ records for the period 1697 – 1712. St Dunstan’s must have been a busy parish to have generated that number of baptisms over a 15 year period.

The transcripts have been provided by the team at Dockland Ancestors.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Family Search new additions

Family Search new additionsFamilySearch has recently added another 19 million indexed and/or digital records to their website, the numbers are mind boggling and represent many, many hours of hard work. The new collections are from a variety of countries Austria, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Ivory Coast, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

The English addition is the Northumberland miscellaneous records 1570 – 2005 and are 16,799 browsable images added to existing records already online, these records are not indexed.

These miscellaneous records comprise Parish Registers, Electoral Registers, Nonconformist Records, and Parish Chest material, I’m not sure why they have been headed as miscellaneous as parish registers are hardly miscellaneous. However that is just nit-picking on my part and I am always very grateful to the LDS for so freely letting non LDS members use their wonderful resources.

It should be noted that these images can only be viewed by non-LDS members at a Family History Centre or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This is a requirement under the agreement between the Northumberland Archives and FamilySearch.

If you click on the link below it will take you to a page where you have two options, the first is to learn more about the collection and the second takes you to a page where you have the option to choose to browse either Cumberland, Durham or Northumberland records. If you click on the Northumberland link then you are presented with a further page listing the parishes covered.

As an example I chose the parish of Ford and this is what is on offer.Family Search new additions

  • Baptisms & Burials 1804 – 1812
  • Baptisms 1813 – 1858
  • Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1684 – 1724
  • Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1723 – 1750
  • Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1750 – 1810
  • Burials 1813 – 1848
  • Burials 1848 – 1909
  • Churchwarden Accounts 1841 – 1862
  • Confirmations 1837 – 1872
  • Confirmations 1875 – 1910
  • Marriages & Banns 1754 – 1819
  • Marriages 1813 – 1872
  • Marriages 1837 – 1906
  • Marriages 1928 – 1935
  • Offertory Collections in Ford Church 1843 – 1861
  • Poor Book 1794 – 1800
  • Vestry Meeting Minutes 1689 – 1768
  • Vestry Meeting Minutes 1769 – 1818
  • Vestry Meeting Minutes 1819 – 1861

So you can see that there are some great records available for searching if you have ancestors in the parish of Ford (sadly I don’t). Other parishes have electoral rolls and no parish records so you just have to hope that you are lucky with your particular parish. The collection is being added to all the time so keep checking back. I wonder when they will get round to Hampshire & Berkshire?!!!!

Links

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1918635